The discussion in one of the online book groups today started with “does everyone else hate being asked about what you’re reading and what it’s about?”
My favorite answer was “No one ever asks me, because they know I’ll tell them.”
Also, was “I enjoy telling the world, hoping that they’ll pick up the book and we can discuss it.”
Personally, I love discussing books and recommending them. I also love getting book recommendations, especially unsolicited ones. I find myself giving unsolicited recommendations if I’m especially excited about a book. My friends and family know this about me. Some ask. Some avoid the topic.
I loved this article. The original is linked above. I have more than my share of an Antilibrary. It’s to remind me of what there still is to be learned, I believe. I don’t usually buy or borrow books that are of topics I am not interested in, so there are more books in my antilibrary than I can fit on my Book stack.
My current audiobook is The Marsh King’s Daughter. I am supposed to finish it for bookclub tonight, but it’s not going to happen. I have just over 2 hours left, and only one hour of car time this afternoon.
I am working on The Opposite of Maybe, just because it sounded interesting.
Daisy Jones and the Six is still travelling around with me, in my purse, but I am not getting very far in it. It’s a good book, but I haven’t been reading paper books much these days, unless they are library books.
I didn’t really do these in order. I hit stages 1 & 2 as a child.
I hit stage 6 when my kids were little. It wasn’t really no books, just kid books.
Stage 7 was when the kids were more independent and I had more time to myself.
Stage 3 was not really part of me until I was confident enough to own my bookworm status, as a full adult.
I hit stage 4 on and off, but mostly when I am on the bus or waiting in line.
Stage 8 is ongoing. I don’t like to lend or give away books. I tend to buy new copies to give to people if I’m going to share.
Stage 9 is when I work book sales, or just generally talk about books. It’s not only the next generation. It’s the previous and current ones, too.
Stage 5 is when I am trying to finish all of my books at once. When my brain tries to tell me that I am able to start every one of the books I own, plus every one I want to own, and every book in every library. Logically, I know it’s not going to happen, but it does frustrate me that I can’t. This also happens when I have deadlines on books, for bookclub or for an ARC book that needs a review, and I’m coming close to missing them.
My current audiobook is Class Mom. I am almost finished with it. I needed a breather after reading a few heavy topics. This is a short, funny one.
I am working my way through the Roald Dahl books. I am almost finished with The Twits.
I started The People We Hate at the Wedding. I am not even far enough into it to know what it’s about, other than wedding invitations went out to the family in the book.
The question came up on one of my online groups… What is your favorite Roald Dahl book? I realized that I hadn’t read many of his books. Of course, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, and Dirty Beasts came to mind, since I’d read all of them. There are so many more. So… I checked a bunch of his books out from the library. I won’t be reviewing them, since they are short books, and well-known, too. I finished George’s Marvelous Medicine last night, and I will be moving on to another soon. I read a few heavy thinking books recently, and my brain needed the break. Children’s books don’t usually have a lot of things to stress me out, and I know exactly what I am getting with Roal Dahl books.
So far, though, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is my favorite. I prefer the Johnny Depp version when it comes to the movies. Although, Gene Wilder does a great job, too, but the part on the boat still creeps me out.
Here’s a quiz: (Can you pass Classical Literature 101?) Don’t press the green “Start” button. Press the blue “Let’s play” button.
I got an A+, but I hadn’t read most of the books. I just knew the plots of the stories. How did you do?